Sunday, 11 September 2016

Finished projects of 2016

I am not a very productive seamstress this year. I finished only 4 items till September and don't think I will have much sewing time in the next few months. But 3 of these 4 items are in use all the time. So I made a crop sweater, leggings or yoga pants, cargo shorts for Semeon and a swimsuit.

Semeon is wearing his shorts all the time! Maybe I will make one more pair because it is nice to see him in me-made garments. 

Cargo shorts

I didn't wear the crop sweater yet but hope I will use it later.

Crop sweater

I am not very happy about fit of the swimsuit and how I attached the elastic but I am going to use it and make a better version.


Leggings are not the best fit too but I use them all the time! They are so comfy, I spent a week in them during our road trip. I am going to blog about them very soon!


By the way, I was wearing those not very successful wide pants from previous post very often! I added a wide elastic to the bottom of the legs and liked them more that way. And they were soooo good for cycling! I am looking now for a similar pattern with little bit narrower hips.

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Not very successful wide pants

Last September I decided that I wanted new pants for my trip in San Francisco. I visualized some comfy jogger pants in print fabric.

Jogger pants outfit (not my photo)

I run to a store and bought a piece of nice rayon, I like to sew and wear rayon in warm season. I didn't know how I cut the fabric but my pants were too short and too narrow at the bottom. And tooooo wide at hips. I used a pattern from old Patrones, issue 305. I made the belt with elastic.

They look not so bad in action and are pretty comfy for biking.

I probably will make them shorter and try to narrow a little bit in the hips area but maybe will just use them for biking to food stores and the library%) I am too lazy usually for remaking and fixing problems in finished garments%)

Should I shorten the pants?

  • Fabric: 1.5m of rayon
  • Pattern: Patrones 305
  • Fabric was bought specially to make these pants
  • Notions: thread, wide elastic
  • Time to complete: 6.2 hours
  • First worn: today
  • Wear again: I thinks so. Anyway I can wear them at home%)
  • Total cost: C$15 per fabric, C$2 per tread and ribbon, C$6 per magazine = C$23

Monday, 2 May 2016


I miss my little sewing blog! I didn't write here for one year. I sewed all this time, I updated my me-made list but didn't write proper posts.

I participated in Me-Made-May last year (all my outfits are in flickr album). I only finished one garment%(

I hesitated to participated this year or not because I knew that I could wear me-made garment every day, I knew that I need to make more separate tops, some shorts for summer and maybe some active clothes for hiking and cycling. But Me-Made-May is soo much fun! So I couldn't miss it!

'I, Sewing Sveta (, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '16. I endeavour to wear me-made or me-refashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2015. Also I will finish 2 new garments and I want to make a proper list of stuff that I need to sew to fill gaps in my wardrobe.'

First day, Drape-Drape t-shirt

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Me-Made-May 2015

May again!!
So nice month because of MMM too! I can wear all my dresses, skirts and make pictures of myself, a lot of fun! Also I would like to see what other participants will wear and post on Flickr or Instagram.

'I, Sewing Sveta (, sign up as a participant of Me-Made-May '15. I endeavour to wear me-made or me-refashioned garment each day for the duration of May 2015. Also I will finish 3 new garments'

Let's the fun begin!

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

March Burda Challenge. Simple cowl knit top.

My Burda Challenge is not going very well. I still have some issues in my January garment. February I missed because of my trip but I made March one. This is pretty simple knit top from Burda 03/2013 128.

I didn't read a description careful before cutting so the loose fit was big surprise for me. I imagined fitted top so I took almost 6cm from both sides. Next time I will cut it narrower and also will make narrower back. But this top could be pretty nice in its original version from some drape fabric, even not knit one, maybe only you need to make armholes higher. It could be nice idea for summer.

I made top pretty long and like how I can drape it on the waistline. The top is pretty cute so I think I would make more in different colors. I cut it from remnant bought in Dressew store, they often have nice knit pieces so now I know how to use them.

  • Fabric: 0.9m of cotton knit fabric
  • Pattern: Burda 03/2013 128
  • Fabric was bought without any ideas.
  • Notions: thread, twin needle 
  • Time to complete: 3.7 hours. The bias bindings took too long.
  • First worn: one week ago.
  • Wear again: yesterday.
  • Total cost:2C$ per fabric, 1C$ per tread, 2C$ per magazine = 5C$.

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